Best Picture and Director 2009

What are your choice for Best Picture and Director of 2009

Avatar
1
2%
The Blind Side
0
No votes
District 9
2
3%
An Education
2
3%
The Hurt Locker
9
14%
Inglorious Basterds
6
9%
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
1
2%
A Serious Man
5
8%
Up
1
2%
Up in the Air
5
8%
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker
16
25%
James Cameron - Avatar
0
No votes
Lee Daniels - Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
2
3%
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air
5
8%
Quentin Tarantino - Inglorious Basterds
9
14%
 
Total votes: 64

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby ITALIANO » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:16 pm

ksrymy wrote:
ITALIANO wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:I thought we already decided on Best Song and Score in separate polls with screenplay to follow.


Best Song? Who cares about THAT? :)

I mean, not the most interesting category... but maybe it's just me.

Yeah, we decided on Song. It's lighter and more fun than most categories. I'd rather hear opinions on the songs than here why you guys thought Days of Heaven or Barry Lyndon was so beautiful for the millionth time.


Ah, lighter for sure - to the point of emptiness.

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby ksrymy » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:56 pm

ITALIANO wrote:
Big Magilla wrote:I thought we already decided on Best Song and Score in separate polls with screenplay to follow.


Best Song? Who cares about THAT? :)

I mean, not the most interesting category... but maybe it's just me.

Yeah, we decided on Song. It's lighter and more fun than most categories. I'd rather hear opinions on the songs than here why you guys thought Days of Heaven or Barry Lyndon was so beautiful for the millionth time.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:54 pm

I can't find the thread right now but we did have a discussion about it. I suggested screenplay and everybody jumped down my throat. The consensus was for song and score, but I don't really care one way or the other.

Score would be difficult in the years where every studio put forth a nominee, some of which are so obscure few if any of us have seen all the nominees. Best song, however, was interesting through the mid-1970s. There were lots of great songs in competition in the 1930s and 40s.

Cinematography would be fine.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby FilmFan720 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:20 pm

I vote cinematography...writing is so close to director/picture a lot if the times and it would give us a new crop of films to discuss
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby ITALIANO » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:17 pm

dws1982 wrote:Song, though. Do we really want to go through months and months of polls to end up voting on which song is the best out of "We Belong Together", "I See the Light", "If I Rise" and "Coming Home"? I mean, really? The thing that makes these polls good and interesting is the conversation they generate, and if we're being honest, the polls are by far the main conversation piece on the board from March through November. I just don't see much interesting conversation coming from a poll about "High Hopes" vs. "Strange Are the Ways of Love".


Well... You are 100% right, of course, but a (perverse) side of me is actually curious: how can people discuss about BEST SONG? I've noticed that on this board it is one of the categories which get most attention - but really, I don't think there's much to say. And one has to see the movies - because songs can only be judged in the context they are in - and some of those movies are really the most obscure ever.

Cinematography would be, of course, much more interesting.

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby mlrg » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:44 am

voted for Up in the Air and Bigelow

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby dws1982 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:34 am

Song and Score? Score is understandable, I guess, although I wonder how many people will have seen The Amazing Mrs. Holliday, Commandos Strike at Dawn, Hi Diddle Diddle, The Kansan and Victory Through Air Power (not to mention every single one of the eleven other nominees) and remember their scores well enough to make a decent and educated vote. Once we get into the years of smaller nomination pools, it'll be different, obviously, but in those early years it won't make much sense.

Song, though. Do we really want to go through months and months of polls to end up voting on which song is the best out of "We Belong Together", "I See the Light", "If I Rise" and "Coming Home"? I mean, really? The thing that makes these polls good and interesting is the conversation they generate, and if we're being honest, the polls are by far the main conversation piece on the board from March through November. I just don't see much interesting conversation coming from a poll about "High Hopes" vs. "Strange Are the Ways of Love".

My personal choice would be Cinematography, followed by the Writing Categories (which would give me a chance to to finally watch some movies I've been putting off).

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby ITALIANO » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:20 am

Big Magilla wrote:I thought we already decided on Best Song and Score in separate polls with screenplay to follow.


Best Song? Who cares about THAT? :)

I mean, not the most interesting category... but maybe it's just me.

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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:08 am

I thought we already decided on Best Song and Score in separate polls with screenplay to follow.
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Re: Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby ITALIANO » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:22 am

anonymous1980 wrote:Time to post a new one before the Oscars.

Just a suggestion for the next series of polls: How about the Screenplay categories?



They would be interesting, but also risky... I mean, those categories are "different" because they often include movies which you won't find in other races, and those movies are often very, very good. But how many here have seen The Four Days of Naples? The Angry Silence? My Night at Maud's? There would be many absurd winners, believe me.

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Best Picture and Director 2009

Postby anonymous1980 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:12 am

Time to post a new one before the Oscars.

Just a suggestion for the next series of polls: How about the Screenplay categories?
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